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Census Gives Glimpse at Utah's Prison Population

Census Gives Glimpse at Utah's Prison Population

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(KSL News) A new census report out today is giving a glimpse of prison populations.

Here in Utah, more than two-thirds of adult inmates are white as opposed to only about 46 percent nationally.

The government report also finds more than three times as many black people live in prison cells than in college dorms. Hispanics have a slightly better ratio at 2.7 inmates for every Hispanic in college housing.

In Utah, nearly 13,000 minority students enrolled in Utah higher education, almost double the 6,500 inmates currently in the state prison system.

About 85 percent of Utah inmates are in prison for substance abuse.

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